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REEBOK OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR 1992 HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS; WORLDWIDE SEARCH COMMENCES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS UNDER 30 YEARS OLD

REEBOK OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR 1992 HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS; WORLDWIDE SEARCH
 COMMENCES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS UNDER 30 YEARS OLD
 STOUGHTON, Mass., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Reebok International announced today the launch of its annual worldwide search for human rights activities, under the age of 30, who are eligible to receive the 1992 Reebok Human Rights Award.
 This year's award marks the fifth anniversary of Reebok's human rights program. To be eligible, nominees must have made a significant contribution to the cause of human rights either in the United States or anywhere in the world, often against great odds.
 The award is the only corporate award of its kind that focuses on human rights and is devoted to young people. Winners receive a $25,000 grant to the organization of their choice to help further their work.
 "The Reebok Human Rights Award is our way of combining two passions, two commitments -- a passion for young people and a commitment to human rights," said Paul Fireman, Reebok's chairman and CEO. "It's a celebration of courage, of vision, and of the power of the individual to make a real difference. Through the award we shine a bright light on these young people and illuminate what they have done for all of us."
 Past award winners have included a Mozambican who counsels child soldiers, an Iraqi Kurd who resettles refugees, a Native American who secures land rights, a Floridian who fights for the rights of migrant farmworkers, and New Yorkers who aid crack-addicted and homeless children.
 Individuals and organizations are urged to nominate young people who fulfill the following criteria:
 -- must be 30 years old or younger
 -- cannot advocate violence or belong to an organization which advocates violence
 -- must be working on an issue related to the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights
 -- women and men of all races, ethnic groups, citizenships and religions are eligible.
 Nominations will be accepted through March 31, 1992. To receive a nomination kit, contact: The Reebok Human Rights Award, Reebok International Ltd., 100 Technology Center Drive, Stoughton, Mass., 02072, 617-341-5000.
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 /CONTACT: Douglas Cahn, 617-341-5000, of Reebok International Ltd./
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